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Fiction Master Class: How to Turn Real Life into Fiction

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J. Courtney Sullivan

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Saints for All Occasions, Commencement, Maine and The Engagements. Courtney’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many others. She is a co-editor, with Courtney Martin, of the essay anthology Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Testimonials

“Fabulous and smart.”

Emma Straub THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Moving… Eloquently testifies to the durability of the fabric of family… Touched with… warmth, kindness and gentle wisdom.”

Sam Sacks WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Carefully plotted... Sullivan succeeds in creating a believably complicated, clannish Irish-American family… Engrossing.”

REDBOOK

“Carefully plotted... Sullivan succeeds in creating a believably complicated, clannish Irish-American family… Engrossing.”

Suzanne Berne THE NEW YORK TIMES

“An engrossing family drama… Sullivan’s profound understanding of her characters and the Irish-Catholic culture that defines them illuminates every scene.”

Kim Hubbard PEOPLE MAGAZINE

“This year’s best book about family… Elegant… Captivating… Deft and insightful… A quiet masterpiece…impressive. SAINTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS is so unassuming that its artistry looks practically invisible. In a simple style that never commits a flutter of extravagance, Sullivan draws us into the lives of the Raffertys, and in the rare miracle of fiction makes us care about them like they were our own family.”

Ron Charles THE WASHINGTON POST

“A blockbuster…An engrossing family drama with feisty humor and transformative tough love.”

ELLE

“I hope to read another novel as strong and wise and beautiful and heartbreaking as J. Courtney Sullivan’s SAINTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS this year, but I'm not sure I will.”

Richard Russo